The people of San Angela had no idea Mill Roth left his cattle empire to a woman by the name of Hattie Stamps, the widow of Beaver Stamps, who was Mill's oldest and best friend. Until she showed up claiming the Roth Empire, everything was fine. Some of the citizens, other cattle operators, and people of high standing were filing section claims and branding cattle as fast as they could be caught. Plat Hargis and Floyd Sutter, both wealthy cattle and land owners, were claiming the largest chunks of the properties.
Hawk Haynes was proud of Porterville, Texas, a town he had founded. He had left it to go on a long honeymoon with Elizabeth Trudy, his new bride. When he returned a black cloud had ascended upon the town. The peace and harmony was gone, and so was his best friend. Hawk was sure Lank Lankford didn’t leave of his own accord. Luke Tanner, an old army buddy had left with Lank, and that told Hawk things weren’t right. Lank would never partner up with the likes of Luke Tanner, a born killer.
It's 1867 in the Wyoming Territory. Chance Creager and his brothers have built their small, isolated ranch in the uninhabited valley near the Greybull River. While hunting, Chance stumbles upon a decaying wagon sunk in mud, near it the grisly remains of an Indian sacrifice. Nothing about the eerie scene makes sense. The mountains have secrets. Chance finds himself pulled deeper into the mystery when he finds a beautiful fugitive named Raven while hunting a deadly mountain lion.
A reporter for the Posadas Register barely survives a night-time patrol with one of Undersheriff Bill Gastner's deputies, and the investigation points to a young woman known for her thrill-seeking.
"Good mystery; interesting characters."
Zach King, son of legendary mountain man Nate King, is at home in the harshest terrain of the Rockies. But nothing can prepare him for the perils of civilization. Locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with his sister's kidnapper, Zach wends his way through the streets of New Orleans like the seasoned hunter he is. Yet this is not the wild, and the trappings of society offer his prey only more places to hide.
Sheriff Martin Holman of the Posadas County Sheriff's Department didn't like flying, much less at night, with bad weather. So why he took a plane ride over a nearby mesa under those dangerous conditions is a question as disturbing as why somebody shot the pilot dead from the ground - causing the plane to crash. Undersheriff Bill Gastner, a 60-something warhorse just months away from retirement, now has a murder on his hands.
Creede of Old Montana follows the exploits and heartbreaks of Avery John Creede, an ex-cavalry soldier, as he tramps along the upper Missouri River in search of four army pals who didn't show up for a scheduled reunion. Throughout Creede's confrontations and adventures, three things remain constant: his courage, his rock-solid faith, and his wounded heart. He knows the first two will never change. And at 42, he's not sure the third ever will either.
It's 1870. A fugitive from Yankee justice, Confederate veteran Sandy Thompson looks for peace and solitude in the expanses of the untamed West. His quest is complicated by his reluctant, low-down business partner and an orphaned Indian girl entrusted to his care. Somehow, together, the three drifters must find a home in a land where thieves, Yankees, vengeful Indians, and forces of nature constantly threaten their survival.
The canyon of death. To survive the untamed wilderness a man needs all the friends he can get. No one can battle the continual dangers for long on his own. Even a fearless frontiersman like Nate King needs help now and then and he’s always ready to give it when it's needed. So when an elderly Shoshone warrior comes to Nate asking for help, Nate agrees to lend a hand - no matter how strange the request may be. The old warrior knows he doesn't have long to live and he wants to die in the remote canyon where his true love was killed many years before, slain by a giant bear straight out of Shoshone myth.
"Exciting as expected can't wait for the next one!"
Iron Warrior. The rugged pioneers in the Rocky Mountains fight from day to day, never knowing when warring Indians or cutthroat renegades will attack. When Nate King faces a foe that bullets will not kill, he can=t depend on his rifle to save his life. If his cunning fails, King will end up as nothing more than another notch on his seemingly invincible adversary's belt.
"good story line"
Wesley Crocker is accused of the murder of young Maria Ibarra, who was found near the "camping place" of the drifter. Crocker's account of the previous night leads Undersheriff Bill Gastner to more troubling questions.
"i always enjoy these books"
Savage and dangerous, the unexplored Rockies hid threats that could kill even the most experienced mountain men. For mountain man Nathaniel King, helping stranded travelers had become common. But when he takes in a pair of strangers who have lost their way, his kindness is repaid with vile treachery.
Before the outsider, now Chief Heads Off, brought the Elk Dogs (horses) to the People, their strategy had always been to flee or hide from their mortal enemies, the Head Splitters. Now the People live in peace, but the young warriors long for war.
"Not the first book in this series."
In 1829, life west of the Mississippi was filled with constant peril and hardship. At any moment, a settler might find himself threatened by a murderous Indian or a deadly beast. Only rugged mountain men like Nathaniel King had the courage to challenge the unknown dangers for the freedom the wilderness offered. But when Nate and his mentor Shakespeare McNair made enemies of two Flathead Indians, their survival skills were tested as never before. If either man made one mistake, both would suffer merciless deaths.
Rugged and independent, the mountain men who live in the savage Rockies needed great courage just to survive. Not a day passed without wild animals, deadly cutthroats, or hostile elements threatening to destroy them. To protect their homes and families, Nathaniel King and other settlers taught their sons the skills that would help them battle their enemies. But young Zach was still a tenderfoot when vicious Indians captured King.
Boston Jacks arrived in Hardship, Arizona on the evening stage just in time to witness an angry mob of people in front of the jail calling for the release of Cain Spooner, who just happened to be an old friend. Boston intervened and won his release from jail with nothing but a deck of cards.
"Slow start but gets really good"
Aging Undersheriff Bill Gastner's vacation is interrupted by the dead body of a young woman, apparently thrown from a moving car. Other murders convince the Undersheriff to lend a hand.
"Good clean listen"
Rosemary Spencer is a woman alone. All alone except for her young children. She and her husband and their two boys sold their farm, bought a Conestoga wagon and some oxen, and joined a wagon train heading for a new life in Oregon. But they soon learned the dangers of the West. First they became separated from the train. Then bloodthirsty Sioux attacked the train, wiping out everyone except the Spencers. Finally a grizzly mauled and killed Rosemary's husband.
"why the swear words soo sad"
This is the story of the “Hawk” family who were caught up in the bitterness and aftermath of the American Civil War. Jubal Hawk served four years as a captain in the Confederate cavalry. He returned home to find his home burned to the ground, his father hanged, and his family missing. Night-riders sympathetic to the Union cause, and backed by a land hungry rancher, were extracting their own brand of “justice.” Will Jubal be forced to fight the war all over again?
Scotch-Irish immigrants Jimmy Malone and Dannie MacNous are partners in an earlier Indiana trapping and fishing enterprise; a picture of life and relationships in conflict, with each partner in love with the same woman.
"Perty Gud Dar Laddie...Cept Wenn It Ain't..."